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of Gray's Inn Road, Holborn, London
1897 Incorporated as a limited company as E. M. Bowden's Patents Syndicate Co Ltd. by Ernest Mornington Bowden
1900 It is reported that "on 12th January 1900, E. M. Bowden granted a licence to The Raleigh Cycle Company of Nottingham", whose directors were Frank Bowden and Edward Harlow. At this signing they became members of the E. M. Bowden's Patents Syndicate Ltd. The syndicate included, among others, Richard Henry Lea and Graham Ingoldsby Francis of Lea-Francis, and William Riley of the Riley Cycle Co.
1902 George Frederick Larkin patented a flexible cable brake for cycles. His Patent Agent introduced him to the Bowden Syndicate, who agreed to manufacture and market the invention with the proviso that it should be patented jointly in the names of the inventor and themselves. Within a few months, Larkin, then aged 23, was engaged as Motor Department Manager with E. M. Bowden's Patents Syndicate, and he was appointed General Works Manager on 1 May 1904.
From 1902 to 1905 built Bowden motorcycles were made (see advert).
1904 November. Bowden's patent of 1896 was revoked on the grounds that the claims were too wide, hence not specific enough
1906 Displayed at Olympia exhibition a mileage recorder and other applications of the flexible cable mechanism.
1910 Re-registered as Bowden Wire Ltd